Special Events

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Special Events

Fundraising Events

Have fun while supporting Gaylord! Throughout the year fundraising events are hosted by Gaylord or are created and hosted on our behalf by individuals, businesses, foundations or organizations. We hope that you will not only attend an event but that you or your organization will be inspired to create a benefit event on behalf of Gaylord.  

To learn how you can host an event download our fundraising event guide and send the completed form with your event proposal to: Tara Knapp, Gaylord Hospital, P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492, and we will be in touch. Questions? Contact Tara Knapp at (203) 284-2838 or email: tknapp@gaylord.org

How to Host an Event

Note that some of our events are being postponed or rescheduled.

Canceled for 2020 Wine, Beer and Cordial Tasting  

This year the proceeds from our Wine, Beer and Cordial Tasting event will go toward the renovation of the patient rooms on Hooker and Lyman. This very popular event is held at the Brooker building and in our outdoor garden, weather permitting. We added a raw bar and musical entertainment to the 2020 event. Purchase your tickets online at the link below.  Purchase your tickets online at the link below. 

Date: Canceled for 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Brooker Building, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT 
Food, Beverages and Entertainment: Wine, beer and cordials, a carving station, a pasta station, a beer garden, a raw bar, a dessert and coffee station, live music and amazing raffles! 
Information: (203) 284-2881, email: publicrelations@gaylord.org

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New Date: June 15, 2020 - Gaylord Annual Golf Classic

The Annual Golf Classic is an 18-hole, competitive golf tournament in the scramble format held the first Monday of every June at the Farms Country Club in Wallingford. This tournament provides the operating income for Gaylord’s adaptive sports program for people with physical disabilities. To sign up for the Golf Classic as a sponsor or participant use our online Sponsor & Player form. 

Date: June 15, 2020
Location: The Farms Country Club, Wallingford, CT
Time: Registration/Lunch 11:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start 12:30 p.m.
Buffet/Awards 6:00 p.m.
Information: (203) 284-2881, email: publicrelations@gaylord.org
Annual Golf Classic Info

Become a Sponsor
or Participant

June 15, 2020 - M.J. Petretto Foundation Golf Classic

The M.J. Petretto Foundation’s mission is to fund organizations that support education health, and quality of life to build stronger Connecticut communities. The Foundation was also inspired by a 2008 automobile accident that nearly claimed the life of M.J.’s nephew, Jesse. Each year The M.J. Petretto Foundation Golf Classic helps fund Gaylord's Spinal Cord Injury Program and other non-profit Connecticut Organizations.

Date: June 15, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m. Shot Gun Start
Location: Clinton Country Club, Clinton, CT
Entry fee includes: Green Fees, Golf Cart, Refreshments, Buffet Lunch, Awards, Prizes, Happy Hour Hors d’oeuvres and Dinner



Canceled for 2020 Gaylord Gauntlet At Gaylord

No obstacle is too great - and that's true for our 5k Trail Run. Challenge yourself with a variety of obstacles as you run through our wooded campus. Proceeds benefit the various programs for patients and the community as well as the Gaylord Sports Association which provides adaptive sports for people with physical disabilities.

Date: June 26, 2021
Time: 8 a.m until everyone is done
Location: Gaylord Hospital, 50 Gaylord Farms Rd. Wallingford, CT 06492
Information: (203) 284-2881, email: publicrelations@gaylord.org
More information & Register 

Info & Register for Gauntlet

Gauntlet Sponsor Form

To Volunteer



Development & Public Relations: (203) 284-2881

Email: gaylorddevelopment@gaylord.org